AMATEUR athletes who helped the North East start the "fun run" craze have come together to remember the occasion.
BRENDAN Foster admits the North East has to “prove” it has the appetite to host world- class athletics again.
The Journal today launches a feature examining some of the unheralded moments that shaped the modern North East sporting landscape.
BRENDAN Foster has expressed his delight after receiving a CBE for services to sport in the New Year Honours List.
IN just five years, James Allen has nurtured his advertising company from a baby into a multi-million pound beast.
THIS week marks the 40th anniversary of one of the important events in the recent history of the North-East.
ONE of the top events in the national property market calendar looks set to celebrate record attendance when it comes to The Sage Gateshead next month.
A GOLF course design firm backed by former Ryder Cup captain Mark James is set to land two contracts worth £6m to build courses in Brazil.
TYNESIDE will be transformed this weekend as thousands arrive in the region for the Great North Run.
DAYS before the participants make their way to the start, one Bupa Great North Run record is already about to be broken, writes David Whetstone.
A fitness programme to help beat the bulge has been launched to accompany this year's Great North Run.
A Scotsman who has helped drive some of the biggest regeneration projects in the North-East is now a fully-fledged Northumbrian.
The Blaydon Race prides itself on its eccentricity, just the challenge a banana-suit-wearing, pushchair-pushing, dog-racing runner needs for his 38th race of 2007.
It used to be said in the North-East that you only had to whistle down a mine shaft and you'd get a team of great footballers.
The Journal today offers readers a chance to grab one of the last remaining spots in this year's Great North Run.
Nick McCormick is hoping that a three-week training stint in the Pyrenees will end on a high as he chases a place in this summer's World Champion-ships in Osaka.
Grandfather Ian Milburn has got his place for the Great North Run - now it's your turn.
The search is on for this year's champion of the North-East whose "bold endeavour" has bought credit to the region.
Great North Run founder Brendan Foster last night announced plans to build a permanent venue celebrating the inspirational event on the eve of the first ever Hall of Fame dinner.
The Northumbrian Association is again asking the people of the North-East to nominate an individual for the Hotspur Award.
One of the founders of the Great North Run last night appealed for Journal readers to send in stories inspired by the world's biggest half marathon.
Television favourite Mike Neville said he was "tremendously proud" yesterday as he was made an Honorary Freeman of the Borough of Gateshead.
Scientists have discovered that women with ring fingers longer than their index finger are destined to be great athletes.
On a glorious afternoon on the banks of the Tyne the Geordie public were treated to the start of the Great North festival of athletics.
Australia's Craig Mottram and Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge are set to battle it out in the athletics extravaganza on the Quayside on Saturday when the duo go head-to-head over 3,000 metres prior to Junior Great North Run events.
After months of doubt whether the Start Fitness North Eastern Harrier League would continue due to the retirement of secretary Audrey Ogle and women's secretary Val Gill, the season can now go ahead.
Athletics supremo Brendan Foster has resigned from the board of one of the North-East's best known art galleries.
The Tyne Bridge had a mirror image made in icing yesterday as a giant cake was unveiled to celebrate the Great North Run's 25th birthday.
Double Olympic champion Sebastian Coe has officially opened Gateshead International Stadium's new state-of-the-art £15m sports hall.
Hexham's Nick McCormick returns tomorrow to the track where his dreams began to rub shoulders with the greats of world athletics, but already he has his mind on better - and especially bigger - things.
Young people in the region will be encouraged to think about a career in the NHS during Healthcare Science Week from Monday.
Morpeth Harriers' Nick McCormick heads to the World Championships as Europe's fastest miler - and he can't believe it!
Morpeth Harrier Nick McCormick will be making his debut at the highest level of international competition in front of a 15,000 sell-out crowd in tomorrow's IAAF Oslo Golden League meeting.
World record-holder Paula Radcliffe has confirmed she will not contest both the marathon and 10,000 metres at this summer's Olympic Games.
Aston Villa's £5.7million signing Olof Mellberg will be handed a delayed debut tomorrow in his side's friendly at Gateshead.